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One of these developments is NYA real estate mega-project located in Guanacaste Province.
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Crystal Lagoons expands operations in Costa Rica

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Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Miami, Fl.-Headquartered company, Crystal Lagoons, a firm that built artificial crystalline lagoons of unlimited sizes announced its expansion in six new real estate projects in Costa Rica.

According to the company, they own over 2,500 patents in 160 countries, to build artificial lagoons that use up to 100 times fewer chemicals and only 2% of the energy required by conventional swimming pools. 

The brand operations include five new condominiums with a total of 1,045 residential units. "Its central piece will be a 1.4-hectare crystalline lagoon, surrounded by white sand beaches, suitable for bathing and water sports," they said.

More developments, some of which could include public access areas, are planned in different provinces of the country.

"The interest in developing projects with lagoons powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology in tourist destinations around the Caribbean, such as Costa Rica, demonstrates the added value of this amenity," said Miguel Ángel Cabañas Regional Director of Crystal Lagoons for Latin America and the Caribbean. "Regardless of whether they are located in coastal or Mediterranean cities, these turquoise bodies of water provide the experience of a tropical paradise anywhere in the world." 

With these new complexes, Crystal Lagoons has a total of 22 projects in different stages of planning and development in Costa Rica. 

One of these developments is a PAL™ complex, which will have a 2.5-hectare lagoon that will be included in the 900-hectare NYA real estate mega-project, which also has another 3.5-hectare crystalline lagoon in a private residential area.

Last year, the NYA real estate company launched a construction project in Liberia Canton, Guanacaste Province. Nya, which means “tree” in the indigenous Chorotega language, has an integrated vision of sustainability and will include homes, a Marriott Courtyard hotel, a crystalline lagoon with Crystal Lagoons technology, shops, and a free trade zone in the vicinity of Guanacaste’s international airport. 

This development is focused on affluent U.S. and Costa Rican retirees located in Guanacaste, 25 miles from the Pacific coast, and it's the first of 11 PAL™ projects considered in the exclusivity agreement with the conglomerate Blue Water Ventures for complexes in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

"PAL™ developments allow access to the crystalline lagoon and white sand beaches to anyone who buys a ticket, giving them the experience of a tropical paradise in the middle of the city. Furthermore, there are spaces around the lagoon for fairs, food halls, weddings, hotels, shops, restaurants, concerts, terraces, domes, and amphitheaters," Cabañas said.


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